Sports Fans Can Bet on Atlantic City Casinos to Deliver Fun and Entertainment During National College Basketball Championship

Atlantic City, NJ – As sports fans get ready to fill out their brackets this March, spectators can bet on Atlantic City to deliver all the fun and entertainment while they watch the National College Basketball Championship unfold. Atlantic City casinos have exciting events, viewing parties, entertainment, and specials lined up for guests to enjoy this month.


“The National College Basketball Championship ignites the basketball fan in each of us, and Atlantic City casinos are the best place for guests to experience the tournament,” said Mark Giannantonio, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “All of our casinos are hosting action-packed events that will bring fans together to celebrate one of the biggest sports moments of the year.”


In the coming weeks, Atlantic City casinos will host a variety of events, as well as food and beverage specials, including:


Bally’s Atlantic City  

March Mugness | The Yard & Bally Bet Sportsbook

Basketball, Beers & More! Enjoy March Mugness at The Yard & Bally Bet Sportsbook. Watch all the exciting basketball action and enjoy beer specials & more!


March Mania @ Bally Bet | March 21 – 24 

Seats available starting at $25. Food & beverage options will be available from 12:30PM – 8PM featuring $13 Wings, $4 Hot Dogs and $3 Draft Beer. Reserve your seat today at Find tickets for ‘Bally Bet’ at TicketWeb

Borgata Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

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March Matchups Experience | Starting Thursday, March 21, 11:30AM – 11PM

Get ready to experience the best in basketball at Borgata’s sports headquarters! Borgata is the ultimate destination to catch all the college basketball action. Reserve your seat for partial or full day sessions at BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar. You can also see the action with free public viewing in the Central Conference Center. From tipoff to final buzzer, see it all with giant LED screens, drinks, and specialty bar bites. Bet your brackets at Borgata!


Food and Beverage minimums will be in effect per session:


BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar:

First Session: 11:30AM – 6PM | $100 per person

Second Session: 6PM – 11PM | $75 per person

All-Day: 11:30AM – 11PM | $150 per person

Limited seating available. Advanced reservations required. Credit card information will be required at booking. Two-person minimum to reserve a table. Parties larger than 8 people will require multiple tables not pushed together. For all-day reservations, book one reservation for 11:30AM and one reservation for 6:30PM. Cancellations and party size decreases must be made 48 hours prior to reservation time and date to avoid $25 per person penalty. Guest can cancel or adjust party size through email confirmation. For no shows or late cancellations at BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar, you will be subject to a fee of $25 per person that will be applied to the credit card on file. 


March Matchups at Central Conference Center

Enjoy free admission with all-day access to the games in Borgata’s Central Conference Center. Grab a drink along with bar food bites and bet on your favorite teams!


Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City Resorts:

Tropicana Atlantic City

$150,000 Hoops at the Shore Sweepstakes 

Bet sports at Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana Atlantic City from March 17-31 for a chance to win a 2024 Cadillac Escalade.

College Basketball Championship Exclusive Hotel Rates 

Book on select dates to enjoy exclusive hotel rates for a 2 night stay along with a $100 food & beverage credit, valid at Ossu Asian Tavern, Il Verdi, Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Hooters. Stays are valid March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30.


Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana 

Reserve private booths or high-top seating and enjoy drink specials, giveaways, pop-a-shot basketball, corn hole, and delicious food options at the Caesars Sportsbook Overlook on March 21 and 22. To book your experience, click here.


Ultimate Happy Hour 

Choose from a variety of fare ranging from Asian and Mexican fare to American Grill and Southern Style BBQ. The largest food crawl in Atlantic City, the trail features 14 happy hours under one roof. From March 18-April 30, visit all 14 happy hours and earn an overnight stay.


Sports Bars 

Catch the games at one of several sports bars at Tropicana Atlantic City, including Broadway Burger Bar, Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, Hooters, and A’Dam Good Sports Bar & Grill.


Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Resort offers a unique experience for sports lovers, with plenty of ways to enjoy the games, including two private Fan Caves with Xbox, game consoles, and so much more. You can catch the championship games and then play some of your own in a space designed specifically for you and your friends. Also, with service from AC Burger Co. & Deli you can munch on all your favorites while cheering on your team. To book your experience, click here.


Caesars Atlantic City

Caesars Sportsbook at The Wild West brings sports fans an immersive and socially-driven experience with over 15,200 square feet of sports betting space, including multiple places to relax in comfort and style while tuning into the championship games. The sportsbook also wows fans with five private Fan Caves featuring game consoles, food and beverage service, and more. Fans can catch all the heart-pounding action and win big with a self-serve beer wall and food offerings via the Atlantic City Snack Shack. To book your experience, click here.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock Casino Happenings

Feel the luck of the Irish and join us for the St. Patrick’s Day $50,000 Hot Seat – on Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. 10 participants will be randomly selected every 30 minutes to win $500 in Bonus Free Play. At 6 p.m. 10 lucky winners will be awarded $1,000 in Bonus Free Play.


Food & Beverage Specials

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Martini- Enjoy the luck of the Irish at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood with a delicious blend of Tito’s vodka, apple pucker, and apple brandy garnished with a green apple slice.


Easter Dinner at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood 

On Sunday, March 31, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will host an elegant Easter dinner. Seasonal specials include West Coast oysters; lamb saddle with lamb merguez sausage, garlic shoots and jus; herb and garlic crusted prime rib; crab and lobster fluke with lobster butter and smoked butter beurre blanc; and tri colored baby carrots with orange glaze and carrot top pesto. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at 


New Entertainment and Specials at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood 

Guests can start and end their evenings in style with Council Oak Steaks & Seafoods recently unveiled happy hour and late-night menus. Happy Hour is hosted Monday to Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and features modern steakhouse favorites such as wood-fired oysters, alongside curated cocktails, and a selection of wines. The new Late-Night menu is available Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to midnight and features evening cravings such as the Oak burger, steak frites, mussels posillipo, shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp and calamari, Caesar salad and tuna tartare. Along with delicious fare, guests can enjoy live music on weekends.


Happy Hour at Kuro 

Guests can enjoy happy hour every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring contemporary artisanal dishes using locally sourced imported ingredients directly from Japan. Happy hour offerings include specials on seasonal cocktails, beer and wine, and a selection of food items.


Steak Night Sundays at Fresh Harvest Buffet 

For a fixed price of $59.99 per person, diners can enjoy a selection of steakhouse favorites from steaks, chops, and roasts and classic steakhouse sides like mashed potatoes, buttered green beans, onion rings, and mac and cheese, to a raw bar selection of oysters, clams, shrimp, and mussels, a variety of soups and salads, and more.


Seafood Night Thursdays at Fresh Harvest Buffet 

Every Thursday guests can enjoy a seafood extravaganza at Fresh Harvest Buffet for $55.99. Available delicacies include lobster, snow crab claws, crab legs, oysters, clams, shrimp, and expertly curated fish dishes alongside a variety of classic seafood accompaniments, sides, salads, international favorites, and more.


Headliner Entertainment

Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. – Voyage – Celebrating the Music of Journey – Sound Waves

Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. – Voyage – Celebrating the Music of Journey – Sound Waves

Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Bert Kreischer – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. – Breaking Benjamin – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. – Yacht Rock Revue – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. – Brit Floyd – Sound Waves

Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. – Brit Floyd – Sound Waves


Ocean Casino Resort

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Madness Zone at Ocean

Go For The Win! Place your bets on College Basketball Madness at the best Sportsbook in Atlantic City. Ocean Casino Resort has you covered with multiple action packed venues to choose from, including The Gallery Bar, Book & Games, Balcony Bar, TopGolf Swing Suite and 1927 Lounge. Watch, bet, eat and drink all tournament long at Ocean! 


Madness Zone Hotel Package

Available March 20 – March 24

Book the Madness Zone Hotel Package and enjoy an overnight stay in a Contemporary King room and a $50 food and beverage credit to The Gallery or Balcony Bar!


The Gallery Bar, Book & Games

Grab your crew and head to The Gallery Bar, Book & Games! Ocean’s 12,000-square-foot venue is the perfect place to watch all of the Madness this March! With a unique sportsbook bar, game-day bites, and 140 feet of LED walls, you won’t miss a minute of the action.  


Balcony Bar (SOLD OUT) 

Watch the games at Balcony Bar with your crew in the comfort of Ocean’s plush lounge seating! Enjoy crafted cocktails, and light stadium-style bites for the ultimate VIP sportsbook experience. Each reservation session includes Chips & Salsa, Soft Pretzels and Domestic Beer Buckets.


TopGolf Swing Suite

Go for the Madness at the largest TopGolf Swing Suite in America! For a completely immersive social experience, swing by TopGolf and grab a drink, eat, play and enjoy the games on large screens. Reserve your own bay to watch the games, complete with a 16′ screen! Each reservation includes Chips & Salsa, Soft Pretzels, and Beer Buckets.*


Reservation Options | Available March 21 – March 23:

Semiprivate Bays | Half Day | $500 Accommodates 2 – 8 People 

Semiprivate Bays | Full Day | $750 Accommodates 2 – 8 People 

*Quantities may increase depending on group sizes. 



1927 Lounge

Just steps off the casino floor and across from The Gallery, catch all the Madness Zone games on the TVs at 1927 Lounge! With a 24 hour bar, this is one location where you can sit back and relax all season long.


Ocean Nightlife & Entertainment

Sam Feldt – Saturday, March 16, at 10 p.m. – HQ2 Nightclub


HYO – Saturday, March 23, at 10 p.m. – HQ2 Nightclub


Aaron Lewis – Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. – Ovation Hall


Deux Twins – Saturday, March 30, at 10 p.m. – HQ2 Nightclub


Ocean Dining & Happy Hour Specials

Ocean Steak Hour

Every Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Take in the Atlantic Ocean view, sip on signature cocktails and specialty bar bites.


Nola’s Happy Hour

Every Thursday to Sunday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Enjoy the music vibes with $5 beer on tap, $8 wine by the glass or $10 bartender’s choice cocktails. Sip on specialty cocktails like the Agave Mojito, Espresso Martini, Nola’s Cosmopolitan and more. 


Topgolf Happy Hour

Every Sunday (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and Thursday (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) 

Sit at the bar and enjoy 1/2 priced select appetizers, $3 well shots, $3 domestic beers, $6 specialty drinks, Moscow Mules, Three Olives and Rum Punches.


Distrito Specials

Available Daily

Take in the culture and cuisine of Mexico City every day at the Distrito Taco Truck.

  • Margarita Mondays
    • $5 Classic Margaritas

  • Taco Tuesdays
    • $4 Al Pastor or Chicken Ropa Vieja
    • $5 Fish 
    • $6 Quesabirria

  • Nacho Night Thursdays
  • $8 Nachos 


Resorts Casino Hotel

$50,000 Half Court Boardwalk Shot

Saturday, March 16 | Noon – 5 pm

All Star Card Members can try their luck at a regulation size half-court shot. Anyone who successfully makes a half-court basketball shot on the boardwalk will receive $500 in Slot Cash and an entry for the $50,000 Half Court Shot. At 4:30 pm, one entry will be chosen for the $50,000 Half-Court Shot. Entrants must be present at the time of the drawing and the grand prize winner will have 10 minutes to claim their place.


Basketball Challenge

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 | Noon – 6 pm | Margaritaville Lobby

Compete in an arcade style basketball game and each round winner will receive a t-shirt and bragging rights!


Mug Hoisting Competition

Saturday, March 16 | Noon – 4 pm | Margaritaville Lobby

Six players will hoist mugs and the last person standing will win either $25 in slot or comp cash from Noon – 4PM. 


College Apparel Watch

Saturday, March 16 | 6 pm – 10 pm | Margaritaville Lobby

Star Card Members spotted playing a slot machine or table game and wearing college apparel, will receive a prize. 


Round One March Mania Challenge

Monday, March 18 – Thursday, March 21 | Player Kiosks

Pick the 32 winners of round one and you could win up to $5,000 cash!  Make your selections at the kiosk. 


Free Meet & Greet with John Starks

Saturday, March 23 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm | Margaritaville Lobby

Everyone is invited to a free meet and greet with hoops legend John Starks. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the most beloved New York Knicks basketball player in history!


DraftKings Sportsbook 

From March 21 – 24, watch the March Mania games LIVE at DraftKings Sportsbook in our private VIP area. Reserve your seats now. Call 609-402-1053.




About the Casino Association of New Jersey 

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